Blackadder Series 2 – Blackadder II

Blackadder series 2 is set in the Elizabethan era. Written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, Blackadder II is very different from series one (The Blackadder).

Black adder Season 2

Blackadder II is set in Elizabethan England and follows the exploits of Lord Edmund Blackadder as he navigates his way through the treacherous waters of court life.

In the second series, Blackadder finds himself at the heart of the royal court. Trying to please the Queen without getting executed, with a hapless Baldrick as more hindrance than help, Blackadder Series 2 aired in 1986.

Blackadder the second features an all-star cast starring Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Laurie, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, and Miranda Richardson.

Blackadder Series 2

The second series of Blackadder really defined the character and the show. Gone is the snivelling version of Blackadder from the first season – now we have Lord Edmund Blackadder!

Blackadder is depicted as a Machiavellian character, both suave and cunning, devious and manipulative. Baldrick on the other hand, becomes the laughable sidekick, and the butt of many of the show’s jokes.

The other main characters of Blackadder season 2, are the Queen, Nursie, Lord Melchett, and Percy.

Their characters seem fully formed, even from the very first episode. Miranda Richardson in particular is magnificent as the Queen.

If there is a weaker character from the bunch, then it is Nursie, who could have done with a few more lines.

Blackadder Quotes - One of the best Queenie quotes from Blackadder series 2

Guest Stars Blackadder Season 2

Each episode of Blackadder series 2 also features another character who is in it just for that episode.

Probably the most famous of these is Lord Flashheart. Played by Rik Mayall at his loud and flamboyant finest, he arguably stole the show in the first episode entitled ‘Bells’.

Another notable guest star in the second series of Blackadder is Hugh Laurie as the evil Prince Ludwig.

Second Series of Blackadder premise

The general premise of the Blackadder second series is that Lord Edmund Blackadder strives to improve his lot in life, gain favour with the Queen, and outwit Melchett at every encounter where possible. It’s a fun insight into British history!

Blackadder Series 2 Episode List

  1. Bells
  2. Head
  3. Potato
  4. Money
  5. Beer
  6. Chains

Full Cast List for Blackadder Series 2

Here’s the characters and players form the Blackadder season 2 cast:

Rowan Atkinson Rowan Atkinson
 Edmund Blackadder (6 episodes, 1986)
Tim McInnerny Tim McInnerny
 Lord Percy (6 episodes, 1986)
Tony Robinson Tony Robinson
 Baldrick (6 episodes, 1986)
Miranda Richardson Miranda Richardson
 Queen Elizabeth I (6 episodes, 1986)
Stephen Fry Stephen Fry
 Lord Melchett (6 episodes, 1986)
Patsy Byrne Patsy Byrne
 Nursie (6 episodes, 1986)
Tony Aitken Tony Aitken
 Minstrel / … (6 episodes, 1986)
Hugh Laurie Hugh Laurie
 Prince Ludwig / … (2 episodes, 1986)
Tom Baker Tom Baker
 Captain Rum (1 episode, 1986)
Holly De Jong Holly De Jong
 Lady Farrow (1 episode, 1986)
Gabrielle Glaister Gabrielle Glaister
 Kate (1 episode, 1986)
Ronald Lacey Ronald Lacey
 Bishop of Bath & Wells (1 episode, 1986)
Miriam Margolyes Miriam Margolyes
 Lady Whiteadder (1 episode, 1986)
Max Harvey Max Harvey
 Torturer (1 episode, 1986)
Simon Jones Simon Jones
 Sir Walter Raleigh (1 episode, 1986)
Rik Mayall Rik Mayall
 Flashheart (1 episode, 1986)
Cassie Stuart Cassie Stuart
 Molly (1 episode, 1986)
Bill Wallis Bill Wallis
 Gaoler Ploppy (1 episode, 1986)
Mark Arden Mark Arden
 1st Guard (1 episode, 1986)
Roger Blake Roger Blake
 Geoffrey Piddle (1 episode, 1986)
John Grillo John Grillo
 Dr. Leech (1 episode, 1986)
John Grillo Lesley Nicol
 Mrs. Pants (1 episode, 1986)
Linda Polan Linda Polan
 Mrs. Ploppy (1 episode, 1986)
Lee Cornes Lee Cornes
 2nd Guard (1 episode, 1986)
Patrick Duncan Patrick Duncan
 Earl Farrow (1 episode, 1986)
William Hootkins William Hootkins
 Monk (1 episode, 1986)
Edward Jewesbury Edward Jewesbury
 Kate’s Father (1 episode, 1986)
John Pierce Jones John Pierce Jones
 Arthur the Sailor (1 episode, 1986)
Barbara Miller Barbara Miller
 Wisewoman (1 episode, 1986)
Daniel Thorndike Daniel Thorndike
 Lord Whiteadder (1 episode, 1986)
Philip Pope Philip Pope
 Leonardo Acropolis (1 episode, 1986)
Sadie Shimmin Sadie Shimmin
 Young Crone (1 episode, 1986)
Piers Ibbotson Piers Ibbotson
 Messenger (1 episode, 1986)
Barry Craine Barry Craine
 Mr. Pants (1 episode, 1986)

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